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News

Grosvenor House hotel

Seven CEOs vie for top chief executive award

29 Sep 16

Building Awards announces the shortlist for the first ever CEOs’ CEO of the Year award

Columbia

UK firms grab share of £55bn Colombia market

29 Sep 16

A clutch of UK firms have now set up offices in Colombia to take advantage of the country’s fast-growing £55bn construction market

money

Call for review of ‘costly’ smart meter programme

29 Sep 16

The Institute of Directors has hit out at what it calls the government’s “complex and costly” smart meter rollout programme

BW’s fit-out for Watson Farley & Williams

BW bullish about hitting £200m turnover by 2020

29 Sep 16

Fit-out specialist builds on core office expertise to secure growth ‘regardless of the economic situation’

125 Shaftsbury Avenue DSDHA

Almacantar ditches tower in favour of West End refurb

28 Sep 16

Centre Point developer submits plans for an 11-storey building in the West End

Features

Colombia feature

Colombia: Back in Bogotá

29 Sep 16

As a historic peace deal between the Colombian government and rebel group Farc is signed, Building returns to Bogotá

Market review

Market review: Rise after the fall

27 Sep 16

The economy bounced back after the immediate Brexit vote shock, with higher inflation failing to materialise

Data

Man on roof

Sustainability: The housing ‘trilemma’

28 Sep 16

How can the UK deliver the volume of new homes required without sacrificing wellbeing or environmental performance?

More data

Hansom

Hansom HT

Hansom: What the dickens?

23 Sep 16

This week, we have a colourful tale of giant chimneys, a certain shade of the colour blue, ever-more absurd house prices, a modern mausoleum and some excellent exploits in aid of the less fortunate

Project news

One Crown Place thumb

Exclusive: Contractor and QS bag £450m London job

28 Sep 16

The mixed-use project is for Malaysian investor AlloyMtd

Battersea Power Station

Apple picks Battersea Power Station for London HQ

28 Sep 16

The tech giant will occupy the central Boiler House at the heart of the vast regeneration scheme

125 Shaftsbury Avenue DSDHA

Almacantar ditches tower in favour of West End refurb

28 Sep 16

Centre Point developer submits plans for an 11-storey building in the West End

The Bower

Skanska wins London Tech City project

27 Sep 16

Helical Bar appoints firm to construct the last building at the developer’s office and retail project

Tower Bridge Road First Base

Plans in for £137m scheme near Tower Bridge

26 Sep 16

Silvertown developer aiming to build a mixed-use development on Tower Bridge Road

Manchester Kampus

Manchester £200m canal-side scheme gets go-ahead

26 Sep 16

Capital & Centric and Henry Boot get planning green light

Sketch of the week

house sketch

Sketch of the week: Looking for a wife

23 Sep 16

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Mette McLarney, director of Bluepencil Designs

American hard wood

Image of the week: Ahead of the curve

23 Sep 16

Architect Alison Brooks’ Smile is part of this year’s London Design Festival

Leader

Sarah

Housing: Beyond slogans

23 Sep 16

The need to focus on housing affordability and delivery couldn’t have been clearer

Analysis

Heathrow

Is Heathrow coming in 
to land?

23 Sep 16

The good news is the government has signalled a decision on airport expansion will finally be made this autumn. The bad news is the PM may be swayed more by political pressures than the advice of the Davies Commission to pick Heathrow

From the archive

Rising against the tide

This week in 1981

23 Sep 16

Before the Thames Barrier was brought to completion, a possible flood in the city of London was a grave concern

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